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98th Prime Minister of Japan

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Shinzo Abe: 98th Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history. Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 and was briefly Leader of the Opposition in 2012.

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Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe, S P Balasubramaniam conferred Padma Vibhushan; Tarun Gogoi, Paswan, honoured with Padma Bhushan


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Shinzo Abe, Tarun Gogoi, Ram Vilas Paswan among Padma Award winners: Complete list


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Republic Day 2021: Ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, singer SP Balasubramaniam awarded Padma Vibhushan

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and legendary singer SP Balasubramaniam have been awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the country, on Monday (January 25).
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As Shinzo Abe signs off, India and Japan ink military pact


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PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe holds telephonic conversation; signs key defence pact

Modi thanked Abe for his personal commitment and leadership in greatly strengthening the relationship between the two countries. Reaffirming their mutual trust and friendship, the two leaders recalled..
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Deeply touched by your warm words: Shinzo Abe responds to PM Modi


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Pained to hear about my dear friend Shinzo Abe's ill health: PM Modi


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Japan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country would ease entry restrictions for people coming from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam, according to a Jiji news agency report on..
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Arrest of former Japanese minister could hasten PM Abe's departure

The arrest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's former justice minister could be a devastating blow for the Japanese leader whose support is near record lows, raising the possibility of his departure before..
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Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying

A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, prosecutors said, in a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with..
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Japan mulls resubmitting legislation to raise retirement age of civil servants

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government will consider resubmitting legislation to raise the retirement age for civil servants, its top spokesman said on Wednesday, after public backlash..
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China says it expressed grave concerns to Japan over Abe's HK remarks

China said on Wednesday it expressed grave concerns to Japan after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo wants to take the lead among the Group of Seven nations to issue a statement about the..
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Japan wants to take lead for G7 statement on Hong Kong: Abe

Japan wants to take the lead among Group of Seven nations on issuing a statement about the situation in Hong Kong, where China has imposed a new security law, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on..
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Japan parliament to debate second extra budget for pandemic relief next week

Japan's government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime..
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'Own goals' cost Abe support even as coronavirus emergency lifted

A string of controversial missteps has slashed public approval ratings for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he lifted a state of emergency..
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Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas later in the day but that it could be reimposed if the pace of infections..
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Japan PM Abe: to lift state of emergency for all of Japan today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the state of emergency will be lifted for all of Japan, and that the country managed to get the spread of the virus under control in under two..
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PM Abe says Japan to lift limits on regional travel from June 19 - Kyodo

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19, Kyodo news agency reported.
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Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week: PM

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes that the world's third-largest..
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Tokyo top prosecutor quits, justice minister says, in blow to Japan's Abe

Tokyo's top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, the justice minister said, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose support has waned..
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Rare online outrage in Japan forces Abe to delay controversial bill

Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan. Street protests tend to be tame and some are led by the elderly. Government supporters have swamped online debate at times, and the Shinzo Abe..
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In blow to Japan's Abe, Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign: media

Tokyo's top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, media said on Thursday, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe..
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Japan's Abe wants to build ventilators that hospitals probably don't need

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2,000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need.
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Top Tokyo prosecutor set to resign, public broadcaster NHK says, citing source

The top Tokyo prosecutor is set to resign, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, in what is likely to be seen as a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Japan lifts emergency in most areas but not in Tokyo, Osaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained.
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Japan lifts state of emergency in most areas; Tokyo stays on alert: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday, but said the biggest urban centres of Tokyo and Osaka will remain under restrictions until..
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Japan's Abe criticised for move on prosecutors during coronavirus crisis

Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors, calling it undemocratic..
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Abe, Trump agree to cooperate on steps to fight coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to cooperate closely on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the development of drugs and..
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Japan's Abe extends state of emergency to May 31

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he had decided to extend the country's national state of emergency to May 31.
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Japan's PM to hold news conference on Monday about coronavirus

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Monday at 0900 GMT about the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.
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Japan to decide whether to extend state of emergency as early as Monday: broadcaster NHK

Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency, said public broadcaster NHK, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned citizens to prepare for a..
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Japan to extend coronavirus emergency as early as Monday: NHK

Japan will extend its state of emergency for containing the novel coronavirus as early as Monday, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it would be difficult..
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Japan PM to consult health experts amid speculation state of emergency to be extended

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections, as other..
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Japan PM says to consult experts on whether to extend state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would consult experts to decide whether to extend the state of emergency beyond May 6.
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